Rank #1: Orson Wells - War Of The Worlds
This Halloween will mark the 70th aniversey of the Orson Wells broadcast "War of the Worlds". Because of its format, many listeners who tuned in late believed the play about an invasion from Mars to be live news coverage of the actual event! Public panic ensued.
Rank #2: The Adventures Of Sam Spade - The Shot In The Dark Caper
Someone takes a picture and sees a hand with a gun sticking out the window. Can Sam figure it out before someone gets killed.
Rank #3: Sherlock Holmes - Disappearing Scientists
Sherlock Holmes solved this case without meeting with any of the suspects. He was attempting to retire to his bee farm when the case became irresistible. Listen to the show to find out what these scientists were doing with radium and why all of them disappeared.
Rank #4: The Shadow - Death Prowls At Night
While vacationing at a ski lodge Margo is kidnapped and taken to a creepy sanitarium. Can the Shadow get to her in time? Find out now!
Rank #5: Ellery Queen - The Adventure Of Dead Man's Cavern
Ellery Queen tries to solve a seemingly impossible murder in Dead Man's Cavern
Rank #6: Suspense - Murder in G Flat
Jack Benny stars in this non-comedic role as a piano tuner who accidentally gets the wrong bag, a bag full of $25,000.
Rank #7: The Whistler - Blind Impulse
Coming home late one night, a man finds parked in the front of the garage a getaway car with the driver dead and a satchel containing fifty thousand dollars.
Rank #8: Lights Out - Bon Voyage
Two elderly women go on a cruise to get away from it all. It get a little strange when they find out that no one else is aboard.
Rank #9: Suspense - The Windy City Six
Fred MacMurray stars as a member of a band that is basically kidnapped and forced to play for a gang of hoodlums.
Rank #10: Suspense - On A Country Road
A couple finds themselves stranded on an isolated country road at night in the middle of a storm. If that's not bad enough... There is a murderer on the loose that just escaped from a mental institution! Starring Cary Grant. Original broadcast 1950.
Rank #11: CBS Radio Mystery Theater - 0558 - How to Kill Rudy
Rudy is just an average joe who loves a good murder mystery written by crime novelist Mace Hacker. Rudy notices that all of Mace Hackers stories seem to take place in reality shortly after the books have been written. When he learns of a book in the series he had never read, Rudy obtains a copy only to find what appears to be a forecast of his future. Is life imitating art or is Rudy just going mad?
Rank #12: CBS Radio Mystery Theater - 0007 - I Warn You Three Times
During a snown storm, a woman's husband gets out of the car to clean off the windshield and suddenly disappears.
Rank #13: CBS Radio Mystery Theater - 0001 - The Old Ones Are Hard to Kill
An old woman takes in a mysterious border who is very sick. While he is dying, the stranger makes an incredible deathbed confession that brings danger and trouble into the house.
Rank #14: CBS Radio Mystery Theater - 0006 - Honeymoon With Death
A woman just coming home from her honeymoon discovers her new husband has vanished. Her sister insists that the entire marriage was nothing but a dream. She enlists the aid of the police to prove that her husband was actually murdered.
Rank #15: CBS Radio Mystery Theater - 0005 - No Hiding Place
Just when he is about to be made CEO of his father-in-law's company, a man is blackmailed for a horrible deed in his past.
Rank #16: CBS Radio Mystery Theater - 0075 - Men without Mouths
A mobster who had adopted the daughter of a dead compatriot finds as he is getting older that he keeps on seeing men without mouths everywhere.
Rank #17: CBS Radio Mystery Theater - 0008 - Cold Storage
A man's plans to inherit his mother's house and wealth are thwarted when he finds out she is not actually dead.
Rank #18: Lux Radio Theater - The Day The Earth Stood Still
A strange visitor and his robot land on earth with an important message for all mankind.
Rank #19: CBS Radio Mystery Theater - Arctic Encounter
Two American pilots on an Arctic patrol mission sight a downed Soviet aircraft. Suddenly their own plane mysteriously loses power and they too are forced down onto the ice. Just who or what is responsible?
Rank #20: The Shadow - Temple bells of Nebum
The shadow goes up against a group selling drugs, one of which (a woman of india) holds the key to exposing the secrets of The Shadow. Will the Shadow bring the drug sellers to justice, or will the Shadow fall into shadow?